The Herman Goodin Civic Service Award was established in 1952 in memory of Mr. Herman R. Goodin, who was the first president of the Automobile Dealers Association of Indiana. Mr. Goodin died while serving our country as a Colonel in the United States Army Transportation Corp during World War II.  His many business, civic and patriotic activities formed the model for annually choosing a dealer to be recognized. 

Mr. Falcone began his career in 1977 at Speedway Volkswagen working in the service department as a technician.  He was 18 years old and had the mindset to own his own dealership, knowing it was his passion from the moment he stepped on the car lot.  Against the odds, Bob Falcone grew within the industry from starting as a technician to becoming one of the nations' leading Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo, and Mazda Master Technicians, to owning his first dealership at age 32.  The very first dealership he owned was Indy Saab.  Then, he expanded with Saab of Fishers.  After foreseeing the collapse of the GM franchise in 2009 and with Saab being in question to survive, he pursued an opportunity that led back to the dealership where he started working as a technician so many years ago. He now owns that very dealership - Falcone Volkswagen and Subaru.

Bob resides in Brownsburg, Indiana; however, West 16th street is also his home.  Over the past decade, Bob has revitalized West 16th street from 1844 West 16th to 2444 West 16th street. He purchased 5 abandoned buildings to have remodeled and revamped into vibrant and successful businesses. He recently opened a new Detail Center, Pre-owned Vehicle Showroom and updated the Falcone Subaru facility.  With every project, the dealership has been able to hire more staff and create new jobs.  Bob's vision for expanding is not about helping himself, it's about taking care of the people who matter most - customers and employees.

For the last 4 years, Bob has supported and donated over $80,000 to the Habit of the Heart Fund, through the Subaru Share the Love Event. Habit of the Heart assists Hendricks County women and children in emergent need.  In 2016, with a portion of the $31,000 raised and donated by Falcone, Habit of the Heart volunteers were able to purchase new shoes and eye glasses for students who needed those every day essentials.  Bob genuinely believes in Habit of the Heart's mission and their impact within the local community.    

In 2017 and 2018, Bob plans to continue to grow and stay involved in the local community.  As a new year approaches with different ideas, a lot will remain the same.  Bob will continue to support Girl Scouts of Indiana, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish, Habit of the Heart, Heaven after Hell Animal Rescue, Indy Honor Flight, Toys for Tots, and more.  Bob is also working to expand the Collision Center on West 16th street and hire more team members throughout the year.  He endlessly focuses on building a better future for all.

Congratulations to Mr. Falcone for this, the most prestigious award given by the Automobile Dealers Association of Indiana, Inc.


Falcone Subaru

1930 W 16th St
Directions Indianapolis, IN 46202

  • Sales: 317-263-0002
  • Service: 317-803-8788
  • Parts: 317-803-8767